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Member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota of the Oceti Sakowin (Sioux Nation). Tribal Judge, Former Writer & @Atmosmag columnist.
Sep 15, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
#MMIWG started when Columbus landed. He stole little prepubescent Native girls & sold them or gave them away as sex slaves. Indigenous women’s and girls bodies have been subjected to conquest just like Mother Earth, the Original Indigenous woman. It never ended. There are stories of sexual violence & #MMIW throughout Native history. Like the soldiers raping Dakota women within earshot of their husbands & male relatives at prison camps they were sent to after the Dakota War.